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'''Robert Browning''' (7 May 1812 – 12 December 1889) was an English poetry|English poet and English drama|playwright whose mastery of the dramatic monologue made him one of the foremost Victorian literature|Victorian poets. His poems are known for their irony, characterization, dark humour, social commentary, historical setting (narrative)|settings, and challenging vocabulary and syntax. Browning's early career began promisingly, but was not a success. The long poem ''Pauline'' brought him to the attention of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and was followed by ''Paracelsus'', which was praised by William Wordsworth and Charles Dickens, but in 1840 the difficult ''Sordello (poem)|Sordello'', which was seen as wilfully obscure, brought his poetry into disrepute. His reputation took more than a decade to recover, during which time he moved away from the Percy Bysshe Shelley|Shelleyan...
Birth date{{birth date|df=yes|1812|05|7}}
Birth placeCamberwell, London, England
Death date{{Death date and age|df=y|1889|12|12|1812|5|7}}
Death placeVenice, Italy
OccupationPoet
Alma materUniversity College London
Genre| movement = Victorian
Notableworks''Men and Women (poetry collection)|Men and Women'', ''The Ring and the Book'', ''Dramatis Personae'', ''Dramatic Lyrics'', ''Dramatic Romances and Lyrics'', ''Asolando''
SignatureRobert Browning Signature.svg
SpouseElizabeth Barrett Browning
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